Our girl Mary J. Blige covers the latest Issue of Self, where she reflects on recovery, healing and taking care of herself after a very public and messy divorce…oh, and she shows off her banging breakup body.
Mary has survived a lot….. and it’s because of God and prayer!
Inside the Issue, Mary is asked who helps her get through hard times, like she helps her fans through her music… Her answer simply put….God!
“I don’t have a Mary J. Blige,” Mary J. Blige explained to the publication. “I got my family. I have my sister, my mom—that I can’t tell everything to, because they family, and you don’t want to get them all riled up. But I have God. That’s my Mary J. Blige. He showed me the truth in me, so I can be transparent. But I don’t have someone I listen to. I don’t. It’s just me. It’s a very alone place, but it is what it is. And it’s always been this.”
The woman who once believed all of the negative things she heard from men, from haters, from a nagging sense of self-doubt, has now arrived at a place where she can silence feelings of insecurity just as well as she ignored that broken toe.
“I know what God says about me,” she explains. “He says I’m beautiful, he says I’m strong, he says I have to believe that…. I’m Mary, and that’s beautiful to me. I accept that. I accept all that comes with that.”